News - Fri 3rd November 2017

Day Care Centre Entertainment 

Rocks'n'Roses Cancer survivors choir will be performing at Crossmolina Day Care centre on Wednesday 15th November at 2.30pm. Come along and have a sing a long and a waltz or two for an enjoyable afternoon. There will be light refreshments served. Cover charge is €5.


U11 League 

Crossmolina U11boys team had a comfortable win over Ballina in the North Mayo final at Cill Chomain on Saturday week. After a closely contested first half in which Oisin Deane laid down a marker with three points from play Billy Loftus cracked home a goal mid way through the half and Kobe McDonald added a point with Ballina grabbing two points after the break Kobe McDonald tacked on a goal and a point with further goals from Oisin Deane Billy Loftus and Dylan Flynn. Ballina fought back with a goal and a couple of points. The Deel-Siders were comfortable winners in the final score 5 – 6 to 1 – 4    

Crossmolina A Team Patrick O’Malley Nathan Lynch Ronan Sweeney Aaron coggins Luke Maloney Sean Heffernan Josh Moyles Kobe McDonald 1 – 2 Oisin Deane 1 – 3 Ronan Walsh Capt Dylan Flynn 1 – 1 Billy Loftus 2 – 0 Sean Og McGuinness Shane Lynn James O’Boyle 


U11B final 

Ballycroy were comfortable winner over Crossmolina B by 5 – 4 to 1 – 1 Crossmolina scorers were Luke Williams a goal and a point from Patrick Reape. Luke McManamon was the outstanding Ballycroy player 

Crossmolina B Team Tom McNamara Ronan Connor Jack Naughton James Loftus Patrick Mulligan Dylan McHale Esmond Maughan Luke Williams 1 – 0 Simon McHale Joey Keane Tom Gough Joey Keane Patrick Reape 0 – 1 Jimmy Loftus Shay Donohoe 


Kilmurray Social.

On this coming Sunday evening 12th November in Kilmurray Community centre with Music by Sean Brennan  commencing at 7pm admission €5. Come along meet and greet your friends. Refreshments served all are welcome


Gough Brothers Star for Dicksboro 

Oisin and Eoin Gough sons of Declan formerly of Erris Crossmolina were the stars of Dicksboro Hurling team who were crowned Kilkenny senior Champions on Sunday last defeating the famed James Stephens. Dicksboro last title success was in 1993. Oisin scored two goals with an assist from Eoin for one of the goals they now play Cuala of Dublin in the Leinster club championship this weekend  


McHale/Rovers Win U13 Title 

McHale/Rovers Girls were the better team all round with Sinead Walsh Amy Blake and Meggan Sheridan dominating the middle of the field and driving forward at every opportunity Rosin Walsh kicked three points Amy Blake two and Rosien Walsh and Caoimhe O’Malley one each with  Ashling Flanagan Sarah Cashin and M Fraizer replying for Breaffy to leave the half time score 0 – 7 to 0 – 3 after the break scorers were hard to come by and it took 16 minuets  before Emma Prichard gabbed the vital goal and further points were added entering the final minuets Amy Blake and Meggan Sheridan to leave the hosts winners by  McHale Rovers 1 – 9 Breaffy 0 – 3. Afterwards referee Mark Tuffy Shrule/Glencorrib presented the Lady of the Match award to Sinead Walsh and the Trophy to winning Captain Lea Timlin 


McHale/Rovers team and scorers Ava Loftus Kyna O’Malley Alisha Coyne Sophie Davidson Megan Sheridan 0 – 1 Ciara Gordan Amy Blake 0 – 3 Sinead Walsh 0 – 3 Lea Timlin (Capt.) Rosin Walsh 0 – 1 Caoimhe O’Malley 0 – 1 Emma Prichard 1 – 0 Aoife Alexander Subs Saoirse O’Boyle for Lea Timlin Katie Coyne for Kyna O’Malley Rachel Kelly for Aoife Alexander Chloe Walsh for Emma Prichard


Padraic Win’s Puissance

Congratulation to Padraic Judge Turlough Castlebar and formerly of St Marys Park Crossmolina who won Naylors Equestrian Puissance competition at the horse of the year show in Birmingham recently. Padraic riding the 15 years old Gelding Citi Business were only combination to go clear in the fourth round at  2,14 meters (7ft owned by Sligo solicitor Donnacha Anhold 


Recent Deaths

Sympathy is extended to the family of Pakie Cawley Formerly of Dooleeg who died recently in the USA. May he rest in peace.   


Lotto Results

There was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 28th October. The numbers were 1 – 3 – 23 – 24 no punters matched three numbers either and six tickets were drawn Fiona Hopkins 4 Knockleagha Ballina,  Frank Lynn Cross Cong Mayo, Trish and Brendan Cawley Toreen Crossmolina,  Jacinta and Enda Lavelle Church View Crossmolina, Declan Hughes Lacken Enniscrone, Veronica Loftus Rathmore Crossmolina each win €25. The draw took place in the Thatch Bar. Next weeks Jackpot is €4,950. Many thanks for all your support  


Double win for Lough Conn Lakers boys basketball

There was great excitement as Crossmolina’s Lough Conn Lakers (U-14 and U-12) hosted Ballina Braves in U-14 and U-12 league double-header in Gortnor Abbey on October 29th.

With the U-14 boys first to play, the action got off to a great start for the local boys as Diarmuid Coggins opened the scoring with a free throw and added a 2-pointer seconds later. Marcus Maughan added 3 more points to open up a gap but Ballina responded with some lovely baskets. Diarmuid ended the quarter with another point for the Lakers leaving the scoreline 9-8.

Three great baskets from Diarmuid Fox and Jack Naughton (2) to five points from the Braves left Crossmolina 13-11 up at half time.

In a low-scoring third quarter the Braves pulled back the deficit to level scores 15-15 at the end of that quarter, the Lakers sole score coming from Darragh Syron. The tension was building around the gym and a nail-biting finish was surely to follow.

In a very scrappy final quarter, Diarmuid Coggins put in five free throws, with Diarmuid Fox and Eoin Noone adding two-pointers and Eoin Noone also adding a free-throw. Ballina equalled the effort with 10 points in the quarter to leave the scores tied as the final whistle went.

During the three minutes of extra time there was excitement aplenty, shots, frees, rebounds, interceptions, the crowd were as excited as the players – it had it all, nearly. The only thing missing were scores. Just as the final whistle sounded, referee Deirdre Beattie called a foul against the Lakers and, with time up, two free shots. Fortunately for the local boys, both went amiss. Still level at 25-25, another period of extra time was called.

Crossmolina’s outstanding player of the game, Diarmuid Coggins stepped into the breach and score a basket, following it up with two free shots to Ballina’s two points in the last three minutes, as the local boys took the honours in this great local derby.

This, surely, was a game that will stick in the memory for some time. All the local boys played well with three lads playing their first games: Max O’Boyle, Aidan Granaghan and Jack O’Shea.

Lough Conn Lakers: Eoin O’Boyle, Darragh Syron (2), Marcus Maughan (3), Diarmuid Fox (4), Jack Loftus, Jack Sharkey, Jack Naughton (4), Max O’Boyle, Diarmuid Coggins (13), Jack O’Shea, Aidan Granaghan, Shane Timmons, Eoin Noone (3).

Ballina scorers: T. Lavelle (5), R. Gallagher (4), B. Donohoe (4), B. Molloy (3), S Donohoe (3), L. Armstrong, S. Cronin, B. Bohan and L Thompson (2 each).

Next up, the Lough Conn Lakers U-12s took on the Braves charges. Kobe McDonald opened the scoring for the locals with Oisin Deane adding a basket in the first quarter. However, Ballina had the better of the opening period with six points, including two scores from Mark Cunningham.

The Lakers boys took over in the second quarter adding on eight unanswered points from Patrick O’Malley (2 baskets and a free throw), Aaron Coggins (1) and Dylan Flynn (2), leaving them 12-6 in the lead.

Two more baskets from Esmond Maughan and Kobe McDonald in the third quarter gave Crossmolina a 10-point lead going into the final period.

In a very tense final quarter, Ballina stepped up a couple of gears and charged back to three points, including four more from Mark Cunningham. However, the local boys held on tight and put up the barricades to deny victory to the Braves.

Lough Conn Lakers: Ronan Walsh, Aaron Coggins (1), Oisin Deane (2), Kobe McDonald (4), Patrick O’Malley (5), Esmond Maughan (2), Jack O’Reilly, Josh Moyles, Dylan Flynn, James O’Boyle, Shane Lynn.

Ballina scorers: Mark Cunningham (8), Brian Donohoe (3), Michael Sweeney (2).


U21s Defeated 

Crossmolina U21 Footballers were well beaten by a much slicker Burrishoole side in the opening round of this Competition at Newport on Bank Holiday Monday. After a couple of early chances of scores were missed Burrishoole took over and went on to dominated the half racking up 2 – 10 with some great scores from Cathal Chambers Fintan McManamon Colm Guilfoyle  Crossmolina replying with three points from Fionan Duffy two from Dean Loftus and one from Conor Rowland. The second half was much closer with Fionan Duffy kicking four points and Dean Loftus grabbing a late goal to give the score board a more respectable look final score Burrishoole 2 – 15 Crossmolina 1 - 10 

Crossmolina Team and scorers Kieran Haran Kenneth McHugh Darragh McCormack Tommy Walsh Fergal Gill Sean O’Boyle Jordan Flynn Darren Caden Conor Rowland 0 – 1 Fionan Duffy 0 – 7 Fergal Gill Dean Loftus 1 – 2 Subs Keith Hopkins for Fergal Gill Jason Lynn for Sean O’Boyle Darragh Gill for Tommy Walsh Fergal Duffy for Conor Rowland Kevin Keane for Gary Hopkins Keith Gilroy for Darragh McCormack 


Kilmurray Card Results. 

The following are the results of the Weekly Kilmurray 25 card drive on Thursday night 2nd November. Best of 20 games 1sy a tie Vincent Crowley and Tom O’Boyle, Michael Cawley and Michael McAndrew. Raffle 1st Patrick Gilroy 2nd Sean Donnelly 3rd Richard Devers